Peytonsville in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Sam and Kirk McGee
These accomplished brothers were born near here in the 1890's. Both learned to play banjos from their father and performed with him at local dances. They became accomplished musicians, Sam on the guitar and Kirk on the fiddle, first appearing on the Grand Ole Opry in 1926 with Uncle Dave Macon's Fruit Jar Drinkers. The same year the "Boys from Tennessee" made their first recordings in New York. They performed during the 1930s as the Dixieliners and teamed up with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in the 1940's. Because of their purity of style, their popularity increased in the 1950's when they played many college campuses and folk festivals. Sam and Kirk McGee performed on the Opry until their deaths in 1975 and 1983.
Erected 1999 by Williamson County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 35° 48.038′ N, 86° 46.194′ W. Marker is in Peytonsville, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Cool Springs Road, on the leftTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6670 Cool Springs Road, Thompsons Station TN 37179, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peytonsville (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rucker Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Arno Community/Wesley Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bethesda (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Cove (approx. 3.1 miles away); Cross Keys (approx. 3.3 miles away); Owen Hill (approx. 3.7 miles away); New Hope Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.1 miles away).
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